Kathy Liebler
                        Director of Public Information

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Joe Agnello, (724) 755-5262
(724) 755-5142 fax
e-mail: jagnello@paturnpike.com


June 12, 2000

Restrictions to Begin Wednesday on PA Route 88 Near Mon City
for Side Road Improvements Required by Mon/Fayette Project

Starting Wednesday, June 14 and effective through July, the southbound lanes of Pa. Route 88 near its intersection with Coyle-Curtin Road (SR 2025) in Carroll Township, Washington County will be closed during daylight hours only.

One northbound and one southbound lane will be maintained on what are normally the northbound lanes while a new drainage system is installed.

The work is part of Mon/Fayette Expressway Construction Section 52C2, which involves the widening of a three-quarter-mile stretch of Coyle Curtin Road between its interchange with the new expressway and Route 88. Also, Coyle-Curtin Road's intersection with Route 88 will be slightly realigned and signalized.

Upon completion of the $2.4 million project in November, Coyle-Curtin Road will have a third 11-foot travel lane and six-foot shoulders. The additional travel lane will allow cars and small trucks to pass larger vehicles traveling uphill (northeast) from the expressway to Route 88.

The 17-mile Mon/Fayette Expressway Project that includes the interchange with Coyle-Curtin Road extends north from Interstate 70 in Fallowfield Township, Washington County to Pa. Route 51 in Jefferson Hills Borough, Allegheny County. It is targeted for completion in late 2001.


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